Always make sure you clear the weeds around your HVAC condenser outside
I hate doing yard work more than any other chore.
I’ll sweep and vacuum the house five times over if I could avoid working on my yard.
I’ll even cook a huge meal for my extended family if it means that I could simply stop going out and mowing twice a week, or raking leaves every day until the trees are completely bare. I swear I can rake my entire yard free of leaves five times in a week and it still won’t be enough to clear my lawn. Then there’s the struggle of bagging the massive pile of leaves and dragging them to the curb. I usually create a massive mountain of leaf bags right at the roadside. After the lawn is somewhat cleared, this gives me the chance to mow if it needs it, or to remove weeds that are growing around my house. They start climbing onto our front porch, as well as the base of the air conditioner condenser unit. The condenser unit has a huge fan in it to cool the hot compressor inside, so you can imagine what could happen if you allowed weeds to grow unfettered. They would eventually grow through the gaps at the base of the condenser, and could theoretically tangle the fan while it isn’t running. If you left your condenser for a few weeks like this while not running it, you could turn it on some day and find that the fan is making strange noises. By keeping the weeds pulled around your condenser unit, you can avoid ever running into a problem like this.